Archive for March, 2009

Universal Tracking Solutions, Inc. (UTRK.OB) Set To Serve Communities Nationwide

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Universal Tracking Solutions, Inc., the rapidly growing GPS fleet tracking technology provider, has now uniquely positioned itself to service communities throughout the country. Through its recently announced partnership with The National Association Of Regional Councils (NARC), UTS will be able to provide regions and local communities with tracking and GPS technology to help them reduce vehicle operating costs and improve air quality.

The solution being offered is the Automated Vehicle Location System (AVL)/Vehicle GPS with integrated Garmin navigation, and will be available to local community organization fleets and vehicles at a discounted price through NARC. The system is designed to lower overall fleet operating costs, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, and even contribute to homeland security preparedness. Users of the system have experienced a positive return on investment, through reduced fuel costs and increased productivity, but have also decreased carbon emissions and improved safety and liability issues.

The partnership also involves RMJ Technologies, seller of the UTS system, and Garmin International, global leader in satellite navigation. Universal Tracking provides the traditional vehicle tracking technology, but has integrated GPS navigation capability from Garmin, for voice prompted driver directions.

The National Association Of Regional Councils (NARC) is a community advocate. It promotes regional cooperation and supports the common needs of its membership by representing their interests on national issues, with the federal government, and by helping to identify and provide beneficial solutions to common problems.

Betty Knight, NARC President, said of the partnership, “NARC members have varying needs when it comes to finding solutions and controlling costs, and can greatly benefit from what this unique partnership has to offer.” She went on to say, “NARC is pleased to work with UTS, Garmin and RMJ to provide regions and local communities with technology options that will enhance transportation, air quality and homeland security planning.”

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GTX Corp (GTXO.OB) Poised to Successfully Expand and Launch New Products

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Over the last decade we have seen the explosion of the wireless market. When they were first introduced to the public, cellular phones were the size of a briefcase. Now, they are smaller than a deck of cards and can make calls, take photos, and access the internet. According to Wireless Intelligence, the GSM Association’s market intelligence unit, by 2011 there will be upwards of four billion mobile handsets worldwide. Findings indicate that an increasing number of units purchased globally will have GPS and positioning capability. GTX Corp (GTXO.OB) is in the midst of implementing an accelerated plan to capitalize on consumers’ continued interest in wireless technology.

GTX, a developer of customizable two-way Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Position Location Systems (PLS) applications, is now moving from development stage to production level. Since 2002, GTX has developed, patented, and integrated miniaturized cellular location-transmitting and GPS tracking technologies into a number of products. GTX plans to gain a share of the wireless marketplace by combining its broad intellectual property portfolio and product line with the latest location based solutions.

Alteon Capital Partners was recently retained by GTX to provide guidance during this period of growth. Dr. Gilbert Amelio, managing partner of Alteon, will take a lead role in advising GTX management on the deployment of the company’s products into the mobile market. The company first has plans to expand the presence of its Code Amber News Service (CANS). The CANS website currently reaches an audience of 1.8 billion people and is considered the leading Canadian and U.S. syndication of all state Amber Alerts.

GTX is also on the cusp of launching its latest product, LOCi Mobile™, and Dr. Amelio will actively provide guidance on its release. LOCi Mobile™ will offer consumers a suite of downloadable and customizable applications that will transform 150 models of GPS-enabled devices from one-way navigation GPS mobile units into two-way GPS/PLS transceivers.

“As GTX Corp approaches the tipping point of readiness in consumer adoption, I am enthusiastic about being a part of this next wave of consumer PLS applications. Allowing users to customize and personalize geo-location information opens up a tremendous marketplace,” Dr. Amelio recently stated. “This expanded capability should make 2-way GPS ubiquitous. GTX Corp’s ability to license a customizable platform will address the healthy and ramping demand for these applications. Now that the company has harnessed this unique technology, I welcome the opportunity to help steer GTX Corp during its passage from an early stage company to a corporation on the global stage.”

Dr. Amelio brings to GTX over 35 years of experience in the technology sector. Not only has he held a number of executive positions with high-tech firms, including Chairman and CEO of Apple Computers, Chairman and President of National Semiconductor Corporation, and Chairman and President of Jazz Technologies, he has the technical know-how to advise the GTX management team. He has been awarded 16 patents, is an IEEE Fellow, and earned his Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Amelio has also been a co-author on three books: An American Imperative (1993), Product from Experience (1995) and On the Firing Line: My 500 Days at Apple (1998).

Patrick Bertagna, President and CEO of GTX, stated, “2-way GPS in concurrence with the proliferation of four billion cell phones represents a seismic shift in the marketplace. Subscribers want to receive and interact spontaneously to life’s circumstances.” Bertagna continued. “As GTX continues to architect its platform we look forward to working with Dr. Gil Amelio who has continuously transformed the technologically complex into widely adopted user friendly formats.”

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IMI Global (INMG.OB) Announces Q4 and Year-End Results for 2008, Marking First Profitable Year

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Integrated Management Information Inc. (IMI Global) (INMG.OB) provides verification and Internet solutions to the agriculture industry, and has become a leading agricultural organization in the United States. The company recently announced its fourth-quarter and year-end results for the period ended December 31, 2008.

Revenues for the fourth quarter rose 23% to $634,500, up from $515,900 in the same quarter of 2007. IMI Global attributes this to strong demand for its USVerified and relative hardware solutions. The company also decreased its selling, general and administrative expenses by 41%, posted at $318,800 from $448,200 in the same quarter last year.

While the fourth quarter marks the third consecutive profitable quarter, it also marks a significant fiscal milestone for the company.

“Despite the worldwide economic downturn, IMI Global posted record revenue and achieved its first profitable year in 2008,” John Saunders, CEO of IMI Global stated in the press release. “We attribute our success to a strong product and service portfolio combined with a superb effort by our sales, support and administrative personnel throughout the company. Our steady revenue growth reflects the success we are having in attracting new customers — primarily for our USVerified solutions — while we continue to deliver value to, and build loyalty with, existing customers.”

IMI Global reported fourth-quarter net income at $6,500, less than 1 cent per share, compared to a net loss of $71,000, less than 1 cent per share, in the fourth quarter of 2007. For fiscal 2008, IMI Global announced an increase in revenue, up 46% to $2.4 million from $1.6 million for fiscal 2007.

Saunders said the company will move forward with investments in its USVerified systems, and noted the IMI Global’s recognition with Livestock Market Digest.

“In addition, we continue to invest in new product development, leveraging our proprietary USVerified systems and our deep industry knowledge and customer base. These activities resulted in IMI Global being named to Livestock Market Digest’s Top 25 List for companies and individuals making a difference in the American Livestock Industry. We believe we are well positioned to build on our 2008 accomplishments,” Saunders stated.

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Small Cap Voice Featured Company: Lifespan, Inc. (LSPN.PK)

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The Lifespan Corporation was founded to develop and guide feasible, economically viable business projects to a profitable and timely conclusion. The company, through its technological expertise, joint venture relationships and strategic alliances, has positioned itself to become a leading provider of Internet based medical diagnostic and testing products.

Advanced Medical Devices, which has been in development for over 10 years, was acquired by Lifespan several years ago. The project is committed to becoming the leading provider of Internet based home medical information, testing, evaluation, and diagnostic products utilizing Internet access devices in partnership with the medical community. With the recent developments in technology and U.S. Healthcare, the project is now ready for launch.

The company’s medical evaluation system and products provide a broad array of alternatives to those who could not otherwise obtain crucial testing and immediate evaluation of their medical condition. The integrated system will provide solutions to the problems plaguing healthcare providers and insurers by significantly decreasing the cost of quality healthcare; increasing the quality of healthcare; and providing an efficient and user friendly mechanism by which physicians can monitor a large number of patients in a timely and cost efficient manner.

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Energy Composites Corp. (ENCC.OB) Launches WindFiber Program

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Today, Energy Composites Corporation announced that it has launched its comprehensive WindFiber™ composites-in-wind-energy program. Sam Fairchild, ECC’s CEO, stated, “Our comprehensive strategy platform — which we have named WindFiber™ — brings us full square into delivering value across all three channels: manufacturing the advanced composite structures for wind energy systems; servicing the composite components of wind energy systems as a composites Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) contractor to integrators and wind farm operators; and supplying composites-related raw materials and material and technology innovations to the wind energy sector.”

He added, “We believe that composites play an increasingly important role in driving financial success to wind farm development, and our integrated WindFiber™ approach will accelerate greater and more innovative use of composites in wind energy systems throughout North America. With WindFiber™, we are upping the game.”

Jamie Mancl, ECC’s founder and President, commented, “WindFiber™ includes our step-by-step rollout of our manufacturing program for blades, nacelles, nose cones, rotor components and, eventually, towers, including the construction of our new 350,000 square foot WindFiber™ blade manufacturing facility in Wisconsin Rapids. It includes the introduction of our growing portfolio of composite-related material, manufacturing and technology innovations that reduce the installed and life-cycle costs of wind energy systems, make them significantly more efficient, extend their useful life, and reduce their impact on the environment.”

Mancl continued, “WindFiber™ also covers the expansion of our nationwide 24/7 Field Services Division to include MRO services on wind blades, housings, and other composite components, where we can also deploy many of our advancements. Finally, WindFiber™ enables us to become a significant supplier of advanced raw materials and technologies to the wind energy sector as a whole, helping to drive down the cost and improve the performance of new and existing wind farms.”

Mary Jo Carson, Mayor of Wisconsin Rapids, reaffirmed her support by stating, “The City of Wisconsin Rapids is very pleased with this news. We know that this company will be a strong part of the future of our community.”

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Stem Cell Therapy International, Inc. (SCII.OB) Prepared to Repeat Histostem’s Success in South Korea on an International Scale

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Stem Cell Therapy International, Inc. – soon to be known as AmStem International after merging with Histostem Ltd, of South Korea – was proud to announce this morning that the company is now ready to replicate, on an international scale, the successful Stem Cell Leadership Program developed by Dr. Hoon Han in South Korea. Stem Cell Therapy and Histostem Ltd. management will work together to establish a dynamic system of stem cell collection, storage, research and therapeutic services, based on the proven success of Histostem, Ltd. in Asia.

“We will be creating a mentoring system from AmStem’s proprietary technologies (as acquired from Histostem Ltd’s state-of-the-art facilities and accomplished clinical successes) to launch a program of leadership and replication that will exponentially increase our revenue-producing and product development operations,” stated David Stark, President of AmStem International. “We already have our first amazing new product ready to roll out, which will be announced in the next few days,” he added, “And I have personally been negotiating with government officials and leading clinics in other countries; making excellent progress toward our mutual goals.”

“Our proven combination of cord blood collection and storage, ethically-based clinical trials, and therapeutic applications of promising technologies will be a boon to the economy of any country, and will allow us to make new scientific discoveries in collaboration with international stem cell leaders,” Stark added. “Basically, we will be replicating the incredible success that Histostem has had in South Korea; greatly expanding our revenue-producing and product development operations in a dynamic, modern, international setting.”

Histostem Ltd. operates the largest accredited cord blood and stem cell bank in the world, and is already successfully treating hundreds of patients with patented, Korean FDA-approved stem cell therapies developed from its own sources. Histostem is one of the few stem cell companies in the world that is generating a profit from its stem cell operations.

“To my knowledge, no other company in the world has the type of approval from its home country’s regulatory agencies that Histostem Ltd. has from the Korean FDA,” commented Mr. Stark. “This in effect gives us carte blanche to study the treatment of virtually any appropriate medical condition with stem cells as an approved ‘surgical technique. We can use this precedent to seek similar approvals in other countries that want to come to the forefront of the international stem cell stage.”

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eDOORWAYS Corp. (EDWY.OB) Regains OTCBB Status

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

eDOORWAYS announced today that its application with FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) to return to the OTCBB has been accepted. Gary Kimmons, CEO of eDOORWAYS Corporation, commented, “I’ve said it before, moving back to the OTCBB has long been a goal for the company. Today, we are just elated to be back. We could not have asked for a better surprise.”

Kimmons added, “Currently, I think we’re in pretty good shape. Our financial position is strengthening. Shareholder value appears to be continually improving. New investment opportunities are presenting themselves. And most importantly, our brand is just about ready to engage and bring a whole new world to the web. Once the matter of the 10K is resolved, we’ll excitedly look forward to announcing the launch date sometime during the second quarter of 09. I’d say, in my opinion, the company’s outlook is positive.”

Those close to eDOORWAYS believe the move to the Bulletin Boards may assist in achieving long term goals. Returning to the OTCBB market was just one of the goals met by the company this year. Successful debt restructuring, achieving “current” status and the initial 15C-211 filing have served as evidence of the company’s aggressive pursuit as it strives to become the ultimate gateway for businesses and consumers to exchange ideas, services and products in a social networking environment.

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Sector 10 Inc. (SECT.OB) Sales Increase; Approval of New Sales Distributor

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Sector 10 Inc. announced this morning that the company has sold additional MRU-OH units in California and has approved a new sales distributor that will support MRU-OH sales and distribution.

An Independent Sales Distributor Agreement was signed by Sector 10 with Building Specialties of Redmond, Washington and their related companies Building Specialties of Boise, Idaho and Capitol Building Materials of Salt Lake City, Utah. Through this agreement, Sector 10’s products will be distributed within the states of Washington, Idaho and Utah. The new sales distributor is listing the product as a “must have occupational tool.”

Sector 10, Inc.’s original product, the MRU, was originally intended for the construction trade and occupational markets. The Product Features Include: eyewash, potable water, hand-wash, postings panel, soap and cup dispenser, garbage refuse, water delivery and recovery systems, compartments for fall protection, electrical TAG programs, MSDS, and Safety Program folders, a foldout plan or command table, forklift and crane lift points, lockable wheels and many other features that help meet and mitigate OSHA, EPA, NIOSH and many other related occupational hazard requirements.

A MRU and SRU-M product demo can be viewed at the following link: http://www.sector10.com/products.php

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March 30th CEOcast Weekly Newsletter

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Companies featured in this edition of the newsletter: ACTC, GISV, HYTM, IWEB, SVUL, SWYV, URGP, XCR

It was another encouraging week on Wall Street as markets continued to rally following more positive economic indicators and the Treasury department unveiling details of its plan to remove troubled assets from the balance sheets of banks, that sent financials soaring 17.7% on Monday. All of the major indices managed to post sizable gains, as the Dow gained 497 on the week to close at 7776, up 6.8%, paring its YTD losses to 11.4%. The Nasdaq managed to break into positive territory on the year briefly following Thursday’s session, but retreated slightly on Friday to close at 1545 on the week, up 6%, but down 2% on the year. The S&P 500 and Russell 2000 also finished up on the week, posting gains of 6.2% and 7.2% respectively bringing their YTD losses to 9.7% and 14.1%.

The major catalyst of the week was the Treasury’s announcement of its plan regarding toxic assets that spurred the sizable gains in the financial sector on Monday. The Treasury plans to create a series of public-private investment funds to buy $500 billion to $1 trillion in legacy loans and securities that have been weighing on both the minds of investors and the balance sheets of banks. The government plans to take on much of the risk associated with the toxic assets by offering subsidies that it expects will encourage investor participation from the private sector.

Unexpectedly positive economic developments sprung up throughout the week that continued to fuel bullish sentiment, following news that existing home sales rose 5.1% in February, significantly diverging from the 0.9% drop that was widely expected by economists. The surprising data continued later in the week, as new home sales also increased on the month to 4.7%, again topping estimates that called for a 2.9% decline. Other positive economic developments on the week included news that February durable goods orders increased 3.4%, marking the first time in six months that orders increased, and the announcement that GDP had contracted less severely than expected, posting a 6.3% decline versus the 6.6% that was widely expected.

What should investors look for this week? Earnings releases will be minimal, but look for results from agricultural supplier Monsanto (NYSE: MON) and Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) before the bell on Thursday, followed by Research in Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM) after the close the same day.

Economic indicators for the week begin with Consumer Confidence for March and S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index for January, both due out at 9:00 am Tuesday, followed by Chicago PMI for March at 9:45 am. On Wednesday, look for February Construction Spending, ISM Index for March, and Pending Home Sales for February due out at 10:00 am. Weekly Crude Inventories follow at 10:30 am, with Truck and Auto Sales for March due out at 2:00 pm. Thursday, look for Weekly Initial Jobless Claims at 8:30am with February Factory Order data to be released at 10:00 am. On Friday, expect Average Workweek, Hourly Earnings, Nonfarm Payrolls, and the Unemployment rate, all for March, at 8:30am. ISM Services for March will be released at 10:00 am.

Conference schedules will be light as well, but Morgan Stanley will hold its two-7 day Arizona Retail Field Trip in Paradise Valley, AZ, beginning on Tuesday. Tuesday will also see increased activity from the Fed, as governors Stern and Plosser will speak on the economy, with Pianalto speaking Wednesday. Citi will hold their Biotech Day in New York beginning on Wednesday. Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke will speak at the Richmond Fed’s Credit Markets meeting on Friday.

Volume Alert: Shares of healthcare services company Hythiam, Inc. (NASDAQ: HYTM) surged 79% on 5 times average volume last week, after the company announced the results of two double blind, placebo controlled studies supporting the efficacy of its PROMETA Treatment Program. The first study investigated the program’s effectiveness in treating individuals with greater symptoms of withdrawal and found that subjects maintained statistical significance for endpoints that included percent days abstinent and craving, when compared to placebo controlled subjects. The second study focused on subjects with lower withdrawal symptoms and found that the PROMETA group experienced statistically significant decreases in alcohol craving and alcohol consumption as compared to placebo groups. These results, when taken in conjunction with previous studies that found that PROMETA significantly reduced drinking in subjects experiencing higher levels of alcohol withdrawal symptoms, suggest that given the pressure to reduce health care costs and because of rising alcoholism associated with current economic conditions, the company’s Catasys managed care offering featuring PROMETA could attract a managed care deal from a major health care provider. The ability to attract such a deal could serve as a significant catalyst for the stock, which just this week rebounded from its 52 week low following the announcement of results of the aforementioned studies. Shares gained 15 cents on the week to close at $0.34.

Volume Alert: Shares of medical device developer Xcorporeal (AMEX: XCR) jumped 141% on 10 times average volume last week. While there was no news to explain the outsized gains, the company recently announced plans to implement significant cost cutting measures in response to the global economic slowdown. Shares gained 24 cents on the week to close at $0.41.

Urigen Pharmaceuticals (OTCBB: URGP), a company specializing in the design and implementation of innovative products for patients with urological ailments, announced the results of an epidemiological study conducted by researchers at the Harvard Medical School that supports the company’s focus on developing treatments for Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS). The study found that PBS is a common condition in women, the prevalence of which increases with age and results in the vast majority of sufferers reporting moderate to severe symptoms. The results support Urigen’s focus on developing treatments for this painful condition which affects a significant portion of the population, representing a strong, commercially viable market. The company’s portfolio of products designed to alleviate frequency and severity of symptoms associated with PBS ably position them to benefit from the large and growing market demonstrated to exist by the results of this research. Shares lost two cents on the week to close at $0.07.

Advanced Cell Technologies (OTC: ACTC), a company engaged in the development of regenerative therapies utilizing stem cells, saw its shares surge last week, perhaps due to an announcement that a UK study investigating the feasibility of synthesizing blood from stem cells has been granted major funding from several investors in the United Kingdom. The study purports to investigate the viability of producing O negative blood- which can be universally accepted for transfusion regardless of a person’s blood type- from stem cells. The study bears significance to ACTC due to the synergies between this research and the company’s own projects to synthesize blood from stem cells. An article detailing the UK operation specifically cited ACTC’s recently announced ability to produce billions of viable red blood cells from stem cells, suggesting that perhaps additional funding possibilities could emerge for ACTC. Shares gained four cents on the week to close at $0.125.

Global Investor Services (OTCBB: GISV), a company that engages in the education of investors through online services, announced last week that officers and directors of the company have agreed to convert approximately $400,000 in past due compensation into restricted common stock at $0.25 per share. Common stock will be issued for all compensation until the company is able to pay for these expenses out of cash flows from operations. Shares remained unchanged at $0.07 on the week.

IceWeb (OTCBB: IWEB), a storage technology company specializing in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) that provides services to bureaucratic and corporate organizations, announced last week that it has delivered additions to its custom-designed GeoBase system for the Air National Guard. The additions include several servers and storage arrays specially designed by the company’s subsidiary INLINE, and mark a continued collaborative effort with the Air National Guard since 2005. INLINE’s complete systems approach allows the Air National Guard to quickly deploy and use GIS throughout their entire US base infrastructure. Shares gained a penny on the week to close at $0.08.

Steel Vault (OTCBB: SVUL) an emerging provider of identity security products and services, announced that it has issued a $190,000 note, convertible into common stock at any time at a price of $0.44 per share, to an investment group led by its Chairman and CEO. The proceeds of the transaction will be used to further expand subscription growth and provide for working capital needs. The investment marks the second $190,000 infusion provided by the group, the first of which was received on March 20, 2009, bringing the total investment to date to $590,000. Steel Vault plans to use the funds to enhance their marketing campaign and expand their subscription base. Shares remained unchanged at $0.40 on the week.

Diversified holding company, Seaway Valley Capital Corporation (OTCBB: SWYV), announced that it has entered into a consulting agreement with a debt consolidation firm. Under the terms of the agreement, the consultant will provide certain debt restructuring services aimed at eliminating or dramatically reducing the company’s junior and senior debts. Since mid 2007, SWYV has managed to acquire assets worth over $35 million, and management now feels that the company’s interests are best served through concentrating efforts on debt restructuring and reduction, which it feels will further unlock value to Seaway Valley’s shareholders. Shares remained unchanged at under a penny on the week.

On the Wires: Hythiam (NASDAQ: HYTM) announced last week that healthcare executive Kelly Ellston has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Operations. Ms. Ellston has over 25 years of healthcare operations experience and will oversee all operational aspects of the delivery of the Catasys managed care offering to healthcare providers.

While Recent Studies Find Domestic Terrorism Still a Real Threat – Sector 10, Inc. (SECT.OB) Continues to Supply Innovative Survival Tools

Monday, March 30th, 2009

After the attack on September 11, 2001, Americans became more aware of the threat of terrorism. Right after the attack, many citizens took action to become more prepared by stockpiling food and water. Other citizens became more involved by joining local response teams that trained for catastrophic events. But now after over seven years, our nation is still not yet prepared for terrorist acts.

British authorities released a six-year study last week highlighting a number of changes that have occurred since the attack on American soil. The report indicates that rather than remain as one organization, al-Qaida will most likely splinter into a number of smaller groups. Dr. Marvin Cetron, founder of Forecasting International, a group that advises American counter-terrorism agencies, stated, “Al-Qaida is finding out they can do better with small groups, people who are raised in the country itself, not people who are coming from Islamic lands.” Cetron stated further that these “home-grown” terrorists would more easily fit in and be able to move freely within the general population.

The British study supported another report released in November by the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) that indicated that terrorists could steal materials needed to create a weapon of mass destruction (WMD). According to the 2008 report, the Obama administration would “face a world in which the danger that terrorists could get and use a nuclear bomb remains very real.” The NTI found that some stockpiles of bomb-grade material overseas are not being held in secure facilities.

Terrorists do not necessarily have to manufacture a traditional nuclear device to create a level of devastation. To build a sophisticated “dirty bomb”, al-Qaida could utilize the technology of the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) used in Iraq and Afghanistan that has advanced significantly over the last 15 years.

In light of these recent reports, you would think that news organizations would be providing everyday citizens with these stark findings about the changes in terrorism. Americans need to be more vigilant and more vocal about being prepared for the possibility of an attack. While citizens can take personal responsibility to store food and other supplies at home, they should also find out if their workplaces are geared up for a domestic incident.

Sector 10, Inc. (SECT.OB) has a number of Stationary Response Units (SRU) that can easily be placed in any building or sports complex to increase people’s ability to survive during an attack. The SRU’s are equipped with specialized gas masks, medical supplies, a two-way communication system, and other important supplies that will enable occupants to breathe easier and communicate with first response teams.

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GreenChek Technology, Inc. (GCHK.OB) Offers Simple Solution for Biggest Problem

Monday, March 30th, 2009

GreenCheck Technology, Inc. has a solution for what could be the century’s biggest problem. Over and above immediate concerns about the economy, and other ongoing social/organizational issues, looms the increasing sense that we are rapidly losing control of our physical world. The biggest single variable in the world, our climate, is becoming a runaway train. To make matters worse, the common answers being proposed are bogged down in controversy, which is understandable since they usually involve commitments of decades and billions of dollars.

Enter GreenChek Technology, a San Francisco based emissions reduction technology company, and key player in the emerging field of Onboard Hydrogen Generation and Injection, OHGI. GreenCheck’s patent pending OHGI system provides an immediate way that all types of vehicles, from cars and trucks to locomotives and ships, can dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the prime suspect in global warming. It’s immediate because the technology doesn’t require development and investment in huge new energy distribution systems. Nor does it require a major industrial overhaul in the production of new vehicles, or years of waiting for the replacement of existing vehicles.

GreenChek’s OHGI system is available now, ready for installation on existing vehicles, a retrofit that is already being targeted at commercial trucking fleets and locomotives, two of the biggest emission sources. The deceptively simple onboard system extracts hydrogen from water, and injects it into the combustion process, significantly improving burn efficiency and reducing emissions by as much as 50%. As if that weren’t enough, the system has the important side benefit of boosting fuel economy.

Today, with governments all over the world anticipating continually tightening emission restrictions, and rewarding compliant companies with a variety of financial incentives, GreenChek sees its market as virtually any vehicle on the planet that uses an internal combustion engine. Of primary initial interest is the trucking industry, the source of nearly 30% of worldwide global greenhouse gas output, along with the locomotive industry, another big polluter. Both industries are faced with the new European Union regulatory requirements aimed at:

• Reducing emissions
• Increasing fuel efficiency
• Reducing energy expenditures and increasing profitability

GreenChek’s OHGI technology addresses all three of these goals, and is available now. It’s why GreenChek has positioned itself to be the preeminent company in this new world industry.

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CHDT Corp. (CHDO.OB) Posts Triple-Digit Revenue Increases in 2008, as well as $1.5M Backlog for 2009

Monday, March 30th, 2009

CHDT Corp. (CHDO.OB) is a Florida-based management company focused on the operations and direction of its numerous subsidiaries, specializing on designing and manufacturing consumer products for the North American retail market. The company today posted its fourth-quarter and full-year financials for the period ended December 31, 2008, reporting significant increases across the board, fueled by new products and a sturdy management team.

CHDT reported revenue for the fourth quarter at $2.39 million, up 76% from the $1.35 million reported for the same period last year. Year-end revenue soared 134% to $6.61 million, up from $2.82 million reported in 2007. Howard Ullman, chairman of CHDT, said the company anticipates maintaining its impressive figures throughout 2009 as it moves toward profitability.

“We are pleased with our triple-digit revenue growth rate in 2008 and look forward to continued growth in 2009. Our management continues to launch exciting, proprietary, new products that consumers and retailers want to buy,” Ullman stated in the press release. “Our management team remains focused on product development and product placement in an effort to reach profitability in 2009.”

The company also announced a year-end order backlog of more than $1.5 million, which it expects to ship in the first half of 2009. Though the first quarter has proved to be the company’s weakest quarter in the past, CHDT expects a 156% increase in sales for the first quarter of 2009, compared to the first quarter of 2008.

Despite the 134% year-end revenue increase, CHDT posted a year-end loss of $1.33 million, as compared to $1.21 million lost in 2007. The company attributes this to additional salaries for the new management team. In 2008, the company also boosted sales and marketing expenses, and increased spending for product development and depreciation as it invests in new product lines to meet its goal of profitability in 2009.

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Life Vantage Corp. (LFVN) Shows What a Solid Marketing Plan Can Do

Monday, March 30th, 2009

A good sales person can sell almost anything with the right “pitch” and strategy. Add a little selling power behind that pitch and an American will buy almost anything without really thinking about it. This may seem a bit cynical, but we’re not even talking about pet rocks. A company with a decent product and a strong proven marketing plan is a company to pay attention to if profit is the plan.

Life Vantage Corp., a direct to consumer seller of enzyme vitamin products, works to market vitamin products through home and celebrity methods. The company’s primary product, Protandim, is an “antioxidant booster” that neutralizes free-radicals. Although one might wonder about non-FDA approved products, the fact still remains that this type of business model is effective and profitable.

The types of anti-aging vitamins the company markets are part of a multi-billion per year marketplace that cannot be ignored by any investor interested in capitalizing on the baby-boom generation and the aging of that generation. The company’s business model also has significant historical success with purveyors bringing the product directly to the customer. Talk show host endorsements, on a national scale, may also contribute to the products success and likely product-line extension at some point.

Regardless of product, the company’s marketing strategy appears to be sound and directed toward success. Looking at where and how the company is directing its efforts is also an exercise in success. Events in Provo, Utah, a location statistically and associatively considered one of the more healthy parts of the US, is a solid mark of how the product is being branded. How it moves across the country is another issue, but given a proven marketing method, the possibility of expansion looks solid.

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MagneGas Corp. (MNGA.OB) Opens Equipment Sales Channel with First Manufacturer’s Rep Agreement

Monday, March 30th, 2009

MagneGas Corporation, a producer of a metal cutting fuel and natural gas alternative made from liquid waste, announced before the opening bell that it has signed its first manufacturer’s rep agreement. The agreement with Pennsylvania-based George KELSO Company, LLC (“KELSO”) immediately opens an equipment sales channel to much of the Mid-Atlantic Region, including southern New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Washington D.C. and its five surrounding counties.

KELSO will now be selling all base equipment, peripherals and by-products associated with the MagneGas Plasma Arc Flow(TM) technology to municipalities and other industrial end users such as manufacturing companies. The first objective of the KELSO campaign will be to establish a demonstration center at a sewage treatment facility converting sewage into MagneGas(TM) fuel.

“No technology, even the most innovative and timely, will sell itself — an evolutionary product needs a champion with an established presence, loyal customers and industry expertise. We have aligned ourselves with precisely that in the KELSO Company,” stated MagneGas President Richard Connelly. “With a 61-year operating history and over 30 years in the municipal wastewater area, KELSO is tailor made for the introduction and sell-through of the MagneGas(TM) Technology. Their territory is among the most densely populated in the country, and therefore in dire need of recycling liquid waste while producing a clean burning American fuel. We have strategically selected an introductory market with high potential demand, and a sales partner that has an established track record and proven results.”

KELSO CEO Joe Voss commented, “Being a manufacturer’s representative, the George KELSO Company, LLC has brought many new products and systems to market. We are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to satisfy our customers’ needs. We see the MagneGas waste-to-energy Plasma Arc Flow(TM) technology as a groundbreaking product with tremendous customer benefits. It has been a long time since we have seen such a leap forward in technology and we are extremely energized about the market potential for such a revolutionary system.”

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Ethos Environmental, Inc. (ETEV.OB) Improves Proprietary Fuel Catalyst Blend, Commences Stringent Testing

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Ethos Environmental, Inc. announced today that it has improved its flagship fuel catalyst by adding an additional ingredient. The new product has been branded under the label EthosFR+.

CEO Corey P. Schlossmann commented, “The new EthosFR+ formula will continue to have its existing compounds, however we have added a new ingredient that we believe dramatically bolsters the product’s performance in gas and diesel engines.”

The efficacies of this new blend are currently being tested at the California Environmental Engineering (CEE) Laboratory – Center for Environmental Research in Santa Ana, California. This laboratory is Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized and California Air Resources Board (CARB) certified.

The tests will be conducted on a Cummins QSM-11 400 HP heavy duty diesel engine on a heavy duty engine dynamometer in compliance with Federal Regulations. Testing will include establishing a baseline for average tailpipe emissions, horse power and fuel economy. EthosFR+ will then be added to the engines so the results can be compared to the baseline.

“This particular CEE test runs the engine at constant speeds and grades using controlled lab fuel which is extremely clean. These are the among the most challenging test conditions for EthosFR+. Our formula needs to show dramatic improvement to truly prove the efficacies of the new and improved EthosFR+,” Schlossmann stated.

Schlossmann added, “Acquiring positive results from an EPA recognized and CARB certified lab, like CEE, will verify with a high level of confidence the validity of the new EthosFR+ blend and its high probability for continual improvement with constant use.”

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Juma Technology Corp. (JUMT.OB) Reports Earnings Results for 2008

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Juma Technology Corp., a leading IP Convergence firm, announced its financial results for the full year ended December 31, 2008. Revenues for the year increased $8,783,689, or 70%, to $21,370,692, compared with the previous year’s revenues of $12,587,003. Gross margin for 2008 increased $2,335,325, or 154%, to $3,851,396, compared to the previous year’s $1,516,071. Although the company recorded a net loss of $9,031,143 for 2008, it was a significant improvement over 2007’s net loss of $15,861,359.

“Juma’s impressive year end earnings represent a strong validation for our company, its vision and our ability to execute flawlessly on our business plan,” stated Anthony M. Servidio, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Our enormous growth and progress during these tough economic times is a true accomplishment. Every day, we continue to add new customers, sign on additional reseller partners, and increase our market presence and sales reach.”

“Our 2008 financial performance is extremely encouraging,” added Anthony Fernandez, Chief Financial Officer. “We continue to improve operational efficiencies, increase our gross margin and reduce our overall net loss.”

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Reed’s, Inc. (REED) Reports Record Revenues for 2008

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Reed’s, Inc., manufacturer of top-selling sodas in natural food stores nationwide, today announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2008. Compared to 2007 results, net sales increased 17% to $15.3 million; gross margin expanded 700 basis points to over 22%; and gross profit increased 68% to $3.4 million.

The company anticipates an even stronger 2009, projecting gross profit improvements of 20%-40%, a further reduction in operating expenses, and operating cash flow of breakeven by the end of the year as a result of gross profit expansion and additional operating expense savings.

Chris Reed, Founder and CEO stated, “Our success in natural foods is transitioning to the mainstream and it is showing in our financial results. Our Company is currently being valued at less than one times revenues, while, as recently as December 2008 private beverage companies were receiving two to three times revenues in sales transactions; and, in spring of 2007 Glaceau, the maker of Vitamin Water, sold in a cash deal valued at $4.1 billion, which is over 11 times its prior year revenues.”

He added, “Reed’s products are premium products. As we continue to grow, we believe the market will recognize the strength of our brand, and will value our company accordingly. In the meantime we will continue to move our company forward to add value for our shareholders.”

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Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (KBLB.OB) Achieves Higher Levels of Transient Expression of Targeted DNA

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. was very pleased to announce this morning that scientists working in the company’s sponsored research program at the University of Notre Dame have significantly increased the number and proportion of DNA insertions that yield transient expression of the company’s targeted marker protein.

“These results, which are occurring in the latest generation of genetic insertions performed in the laboratory, are very exciting, and we believe that it is further evidence that the research team is on the right track,” commented CEO Kim K. Thompson.

This increase is in both absolute numbers and in the percentage of insertions, which ultimately result in the expression. This morning’s news follows closely on the heels of other progress reports, announcing to investors the significant achievements made over the last six months.

“This is the first time we have seen the number of DNA insertions yielding transient expression reach the triple digits. We do seem to be in a state of acceleration in terms of the pace of laboratory achievement,” added Mr. Thompson.

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Liquor Group Adds Products to Weis Line in Florida

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Liquor Group Wholesale (OTCBB: LIQR) has added several new products to its popular Weis Black Forest Fruit Brandy and Liqueur line offered in the Florida market. This line in its distinctive “split log” design bottles has proven very popular with German and other European ethnic restaurants, pastry chefs and mixologists who recognize the high quality produced by the Weis family for more than 220 years. New items now available in Florida include Blackthorn Brandy, Farmhouse Brandy (Baurenschnapsle) and Spiced Plum Brandy, new 375ml sizes of the popular Cherry and Yellow Plum brandies, Black Forest Hexe Herbal Liqueur and Lemon Balm Liqueur. Also added is Timberjack Vodka, a neutral spirits offering in the same high quality Weis tradition. The Weis line now represents more than 20 products available in a range of sizes from 50ml to 750ml.

For additional information about these or other products in the Liquor Group portfolio visit our website at www.LiquorGroup.com or call 1-866-REACH-LG (1-866-732-2454)

Liquor Group Wholesale’s successful and innovative approach to the distribution industry has been a key element in the growth and development of many mid sized, small and emerging brands. The Liquor Group corporate model and culture is now finding success with larger, better known brands and is expanding with Liquor Group into additional states and markets. Liquor Group’s ideology and business model offer brands the versatility and flexibility needed in order to both grow and meet the compliance requirements unique to each state’s laws and regulation

Small Cap Voice Featured Client: Defense Solutions, Inc. (DFSH.OB)

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Established in 2001, Defense Solutions is an international project management, executive consulting, and business development firm headquartered in Exton, PA with branch and satellite offices on four continents. Defense Solutions is dedicated to delivering the world’s best solutions for service members who demand the best equipment, technology, and training, in performing their jobs with minimal risk to their lives and well being.

Defense Solutions has consulted with and worked for US Federal and State departments and agencies including, the White House, US Department of Defense, US Department of the Army, US Department of State, US Department of Homeland Security, US Department of Interior, and Pennsylvania General Assembly to devise and implement strategies supporting armed forces and civilian programs. In direct support of U.S.-led coalition efforts in Iraq, Defense Solutions has worked for international allied organizations like the Iraqi Ministry of Defense and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Defense Solutions’ European office maintains exclusive agreements with the Hungarian Ministry of Defense and Ukrainian Ministry of Defense to deliver several world class technologies and capabilities to U.S. and allied nations. The company’s primary offerings include new production and retrofit of armored and combat vehicles, spare parts, and ammunition, supported by end-to-end integrated logistics, training, and maintenance solutions.

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Small Cap Voice Featured Company: iB3 Networks, Inc. (IBNW.OB)

Friday, March 27th, 2009

iB3 Networks, Inc. is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with a proven track record of delivering scalable hosting solutions, managed hosting, dedicated hosting and Co-location, world-class IT infrastructure, 100% uptime SLA and 24×7 FirstCall Support, help desk, design and implementation of networks, security and Internet monitoring, technical support, web development, application development, database development and support, wireless solutions, and is a certified reseller of Dell servers and PC’s.

The company’s business strategy is based on the successful strategies of previous technology and software companies. In 2007, iB3 Networks acquired iBeam Solutions, LLC, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner IT company founded in 2000. As a part of iBeam acquisition, iB3 expanded its services to include scalable hosting solutions, managed hosting, dedicated hosting and Co-location, and became a comprehensive provider of technology solutions to businesses.

In February of 2009, iB3 Networks and iBeam Solutions together signed an agreement to exclusively operate a 10,000 square foot high availability, highly redundant data center that meets the criteria to be rated Tier4 N+1. As part to the agreement, all current customers (representing over $30,000 per month in recurring revenues) will be acquired by the Company. By the end of 2009, it is anticipated the facility will generate more than $100,000 a month in revenues.

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CTI Group Inc. (CTIG.OB) Posts 12-Month Financial Results, Posting Significant Increases in Revenue and Net Income

Friday, March 27th, 2009

CTI Group Inc. (CTIG.OB) today announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2008, posting increases in revenues and profitability due to increased patent license fee and enforcement revenue. Revenues for the 12 months rose to $22.5 million, up from $21.3 million reported for the same period in 2007.

John Birbeck, CTI Group’s president and CEO, said the results signify the strength of the company’s business strategy.

“I am greatly encouraged by our reported increase in revenues and increased profitability for 2008 which demonstrates the benefits of our mixed services and license based business model in difficult times. We believe our strong performance better positions us to navigate the continuing challenging environment of 2009 and beyond,” Birbeck stated in the press release.

CTI Group is a global provider of electronic invoice processing and management, enterprise communications management software and services solutions, voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) applications. The company’s new VoIP technology is expected to generate revenue opportunities for service providers, while at the same time, making the change to next-generation platforms a seamless one.

According to Birbeck, it is a company effort to stay atop fresh products and technologies. European federal mandate that all financial institutions record their calls is expected to boost CTI Group’s product applications and demand as well.

“I believe, that the high level of innovation of our people continues to produce significant new products in E-Billing (EIM) and VoIP applications which positions us well to meet the growing demand of Telecom Service Providers expanding into fixed-mobile convergence,” Birbeck stated. “We expect that recent European legislation requiring all financial services companies to record calls will help drive demand of our SmartRecord® products in Europe and Middle East. Meanwhile the requirements of all telecoms companies to reduce costs and become more energy efficient are driving adoption of the online Analysis and Dynamic reports E-Billing products to replace paper and postage.”

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GTX Corp (GTXO.OB) is Led by a Highly Experienced Management Team

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Chairman and CEO Patrick Bertagna founded GTX Corp and co-invented the company’s patented GPS Footwear technology (US Patent No. 6,788,200). He has nearly three decades of experience building companies in both technology and consumer branded products. Mr. Bertagna is fluent in French and Spanish; has formed alliances with Fortune 500 companies; and has been a keynote speaker at numerous industry trade shows and conferences.

Chief Operating Officer Christopher M. Walsh is recognized as one of the premier production, sourcing and operations executives within the footwear and apparel industry. He began his career with Nike in 1974 and was responsible for establishing and implementing Nike’s first manufacturing operation in the Far East. He also served in leadership roles at Reebok International and LA Gear, and founded CW Resources, a Los Angeles based firm providing design, development, manufacturing and licensing consulting services to an extensive client base.

Chief Financial Officer Murray Williams spent over twenty years as a CPA in KPMG’s assurance practice. His specialty was financing of public offerings, mergers and acquisitions. Williams left KPMG to become a founding member of Buy.com where he developed the finance, legal, business development and Human Resource departments. He spearheaded Buy.com’s IPO and managed its overseas expansion. Williams left Buy.com in 2001 to become an active entrepreneur and joined GTX Corp a few years later.

Executive Vice President and General Counsel Mark Abdou has been practicing law more 10 years and brings extensive experience dealing with companies going through the process of building their organizations by providing access to an impressive rolodex of contacts and helping management build winning teams. His expertise includes: IPO and APO financings, reverse mergers with PIPE investments, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity financings, registered offerings, SEC compliance (10‐Q, 10‐K, etc.), corporate compliance and governance, employment, IP agreements, stock transfer and trading issues, and exchange listing requirements.

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Broadwind Energy Inc. (BWEN.OB) Finds Considered Investments Contributing to Growth, Gears and Wind Power Turning Nicely Together

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Industrial production and services have been one of the more affected sectors of the economy. There are, however, certain segments of the industrial base that are working productively to make a more positive future. Mechanical gearing products are one such area.

Broadwind Energy Inc. (BWEN.OB), an industrial products company, works to provide products and services to companies working in the mechanical manufacturing and wind energy industries. The company primarily offers manufacturing of gears and associated mechanical elements and services to maintain these products. Wind energy is a major focus of the company.

Although the industrial base of North America has been operating at a slower pace in the first part of 2009, Broadwind Energy has been moving forward with respectable results. Some might be correct in their assumptions that industrial type companies are finding difficult conditions, these same people, however, might find that Broadwind Energy is moving forward with a better than average return relative to the rest of the market.

From the beginning of 2008, the company’s Energy Services LLC acquisition and Brad Foote Gear Works first full year contribution have proven positive additions to the company. Brad Foote has contributed $98 million to the overall company position while the Energy Services portion of the company appears to be ready to capitalize on an increasing wind power position in the North American power system. Although capital expenditure may appear to be more aggressive in times of poor capital acquisition, the company’s overall plan appears to be intact for future growth.

Investments have been made with the future in mind. As industrial production and wind power begin to rebound as capital opportunities present themselves, Broadwind Energy will be ready for solid growth and possibly dominance in the fields of industrial gear manufacturing, tower and crane manufacturing and wind power services.

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Universal Tracking Solutions, Inc. (UTRK.OB): Why GPS Fleet Tracking?

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Universal Tracking Solutions is an enterprise solutions based provider of telemetry and GPS fleet tracking systems. The company’s mapping technology combines several of North America’s premier GPS mapping providers into one application, enabling detailed street level mapping in The U.S., Canada and Mexico. There are many reasons businesses would benefit from implementing GPS fleet tracking systems, and we will review those reasons below.

Reduce fuel costs – By tracking vehicles, companies can monitor the actual fuel consumption against what is being reported by the employee. Companies can also evade additional fuel costs by quickly setting up driving routes in advance (this includes ability to print turn by turn directions), further reducing both labor costs and fuel costs.

Increase productivity –Because employees know they are being monitored, there is a decrease in use of the vehicle for personal use or side jobs, again, decreasing fuel consumption and labor costs. A business can also benefit from knowing where a particular vehicle is in relation to a customer in case the customer calls and wants to know how soon someone will be there.

Improve accountability – No longer will businesses have to suspect employees of inflating their work hours or overtime hours, or have to deal with customers that complain they are being over billed. With a GPS fleet tracking system, companies can verify durations and work hours, allowing a reduction in labor costs and an increase in customer satisfaction.

Encourage safe driving – Not only does GPS fleet tracking technology provide the position of a tracked vehicle, but it also provides the speed and heading. This additional information can be used to avoid potential lawsuits caused by unsafe driving. Since employees know that they are being tracked, they will obey the speed limit and drive responsibly.

Theft recovery – Online GPS tracking of a business’s fleet will guarantee the return of any vehicle and avoid the monetary loss, both in vehicle cost and downtime. Instant alerts are available if equipment is moved after hours.

Vehicle maintenance management – The UTS GPS tracking system includes a maintenance management feature that tracks when a vehicle reaches manufacturer suggested mileage points. Their GPS fleet tracking system greatly assists with predictive maintenance as well, since fleet managers are able to see the problem as it develops, potentially resulting in savings of thousands of dollars.

With increased employee productivity, reduced overtime expenditure, reduced fuel costs, increased safety, reduced maintenance costs and increased customer satisfaction, it is no wonder the market for GPS fleet tracking systems is anticipated to experience rapid growth, even during this challenging economy. With businesses actively seeking to take cost savings to the next level, Universal Tracking Solutions is well positioned for further growth.

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